THE PROBLEM

In the area of Kilifi, Kenya a large number of people live with less than one dollar per day. Close to the touristic coast, rural communities lack the financial resources to provide themselves with the food nutrition supplies required for a minimal state of living. Especially the youngest are exposed to those conditions with approximately 2000 children today left without food, education or primary healthcare.

  • Health: 22,000 people are HIV-positive in Kilifi-county (Switzerland: 16,700), and the doctor to patient ratio is 1: 26,000 (Switzerland: 1:210).
  • Nutrition: ~40 % of the population does not have enough food available even after spending their entire income on it.
  • Education: 34.5 % of the population cannot read and write.

This is why we view the community of Matsangoni in Kilifi to be a county in urgent need. We see it as our mission to become active and strive to provide children with a better future. The problems we are tackling – poverty, hunger and education, are also named the UN’s #1, #2 and #4 Sustainable Development Goals and are considered essential levers for alleviating poverty in developing countries in the long-run.

THE SOLUTION

Based on the crucial needs identified in the area, the goal of our initiative is to sustainably build and develop a community center in Matsangoni, in the Kenyan region Kilifi. This community center will provide facilities for basic health care and education, sources of food such as agricultural products, and water. The agricultural products will be used to provide meals for the students and to be sold on the market, thereby constituting a sustainable revenue stream to contribute to the school’s funding. On a 7.5 acre piece of land owned by our partner NGO School4Life, we ensure the long-term impact of our project by:
  1. Developing a long-term, local needs-based project plan for the community, by leveraging our team’s education and experiences
  2. Allocating the funds we raised effectively and sustainably to the development and construction of the planned facilities
  3. Visiting Kilifi ourselves in the mid of 2021 to gain a deep understanding of what the community needs, ensure the progression of the project, and contribute hands-on
  4. After careful evaluation of opportunities, we decided to start the project by building a sustainable chicken farm that will serve with both, independent revenue streams as well as nutrition through eggs and meat for the children and the community as a whole

We have already begun an omnichannel fundraising initiative to be able to accomplish these goals. As a team, we donate a lot of time and personal costs in carrying out this project to help change the lives of the town for years to come.

If you wish to contribute to this project, we, the community and the kids of Kilifi would be forever grateful for your support.

Following our journey through this website and our social media channels will allow you to see the impact your generous donation will have to the community in Kilifi. In order to make our vision come to life, we depend on your help. Your donation will go directly to the people and children in Kilifi. All the costs incurred by our team that arise from planning our project and visiting the site (e.g. flights, food etc.), are personally covered.

In order to make our vision come to life, we depend on your help. Your donation will go directly to the people and children in Kilifi. All the costs incurred by our team that arise from planning our project and visiting the site (e.g. flights, food etc.), are personally covered.

Account name: Verein SIMilili
IBAN: CH26 0078 1620 7298 0200 0

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